Timeless RomanceOctober 8, 2019
There are four ancient Beauties: a female warrior Liu Rusi, a sentimental winebibber Chen Zilian, a startling geisha Li Mengying and a prodigal daughter Susu. Their souls were carried to modern society by a mystery necklace, and entered a girl Qin Duyi's body who is ordinary and hapless. The only way to send the four ancient beauties back, is to get the real love of four heartless men.
Auguste Escoffier: The Birth of Haute CuisineJune 6, 2020
A succulent account of the life of French chef Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) who made the simple act of cooking food a true art by creating the modern concept of haute cuisine, and who also became the main reference point for many generations of future chefs.
Pontevedra, cuna de ColónMay 2, 1927
Speculative historical essay defending the theory, sustained by Spanish historian Celso García de la Riega (1844-1914) and his followers, that the famous explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was born in a small village near the city of Pontevedra, in the region of Galicia, Spain. (A new version was released in 1930.)
FlanneryOctober 25, 2019
A feature documentary directed by Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco about American writer Flannery O’Connor.
The Great Hero Yi Sun ShinOctober 3, 1971
A famous general who defeated Japanese invaders with the world's first iron ship, 'Turtle battleship' during Chosun dynasty, was intrigued against by many villainous retainers. Even when he was reduced to a much lower rank, he served in the war worrying about the nation's wellbeing. This film depicts General Lee Sun-Shin who is probably the most famous general in Korean history, based on his 'Wartime Diary.'
The Great Hero Yi Sun ShinApril 14, 1962
Movie despicting the life and accomplishments of Korean Admiral Yi Sun Shin.
The Diary of King YonsanFebruary 18, 1988
A historical drama about the life of Prince Yeonsan of Joseon,.
The Last EmpressAugust 18, 1966
Queen Yun reigned with King Sunjong since she was just 13 years old. She hid the royal seals needed to complete an agreement between Korea and Japan which would lead to Korea's annexation. However, her patriotic display wins her many enemies.
Queen Dowager InmokSeptember 13, 1962
After Seonjo passes away, Prince Gwanghae ascends to the throne. But he indulges himself in dissolute orgies, neglecting his duties as the king. Queen Dowager Inmok begs him to behave like a king. But Prince Gwanghae torments her, arguing that she's playing a regent. Queen Dowager cannot help but enduring the king's outrageousness.
InklingsMarch 8, 1933
An animator is in the process of creating a series of three drawings of prominent historical figures. As the animator goes about his drawings, a narrator tells some stories about the historical figure in question. The drawings come to life as the narrator tells some anecdotes about the historical figure. As each drawing nears its completion and as the story about that figure nears its end, it becomes more and more apparent who the historical figure in question is.
Adolphe Appia Visionary of InvisibleSeptember 11, 1988
The life and work of stage designer ADOLPHE APPIA, originator of the most profound agitations in contemporary theatre. Through the dynamic alternation of animated drawings and choreographies specially conceived for the film, we discover the steps of his artistic evolution.
SuphankanlayaJanuary 1, 2004
Period drama about the life of Suphankanlaya, a princess who lived contemporary with King Naresuan and Queen Suriyothai in the 16th century Ayutthaya period.
Cook & Peary: The Race to the PoleDecember 13, 1983
Cook and Peary: The Race to the Pole is an unabashedly biased recreation of the controversy concerning the "conquering" of the North Pole. Robert E. Peary (Rod Steiger), a US Navy commander and shameless self-promoter, sets out through Arctic wastes in 1909 to discover the Pole, an expedition that many others have attempted but failed to complete. His principal rival is Dr. Frederick A. Cook (Richard Chamberlain), who insists that he'd already reached the Pole in 1908. Though the experts (and the US Congress) conclude that Perry was first, public opinion is firmly in Cook's corner--as is this TV movie.
The Winds of Kitty HawkDecember 17, 1978
A beautifully photographed story that gives insight into the lives and accomplishments of the Wright brothers and the period in which they lived.
Landammann StauffacherJanuary 1, 1941
Switzerland in the 13th century: Shot in the middle of World War II, this classic film returns to the origins of Switzerland and turns about the problem of the small country against a big power: Resist or obey?
Veja & Ouça - Maria Baderna no BrasilFebruary 1, 2004
In 1850 the Italian dancer Maria Baderna arrives at Brazil, her fame and the scandals she provokes turns her name in a common expression. The film uses passages supposed to be about her to criticize modern Brazil, the dictatorship period and also a homage to filmmakers like Rogério Sganzerla.
Ernie Kovacs: Between the LaughterMay 14, 1984
This is a splendid little sleeper of a movie. Ernie Kovacs was one of the giants of early television. I think he would be pleased with the way Jeff Goldbloom captures his wonky personality. Melody Anderson also distills that of Edie Adams. There is a very basic heart tugging story about the search for Kovacs' two abducted daughters. But at the same time the film is funny --- Cloris Leachman is a hoot as Kovacs impossible mom --- and has many of the offbeat and innovative qualities of the old Kovacs show itself.
Ford: The Man and the MachineMay 11, 1987
Adapted from a book by Robert Lacey, this biographical film chronicles both the private and public life of automobile manufacturer Henry Ford (Cliff Robertson).
The Mighty BarnumDecember 23, 1934
20th Century Fox's highly fabricated film biography of circus showman P. T. Barnum stars Wallace Beery (as Barnum), Virginia Bruce (as Jenny Lind), Janet Beecher and Adolphe Menjou. Released in 1934.